Friday, September 13, 2013

Halachos When Yom Kippur falls out on Shabbos, 5774

This year Yom Kippur 5774 falls out on Shabbos there are some halachos pertaining to this day.

1.  We say Avinu Malkeinu by Shachris on Erev Yom Kippur that comes out on Friday since we dont say it on YOm Kippur

2. One should have in mind to be Yoitze kiddush hayom of shabbos by the bracha of mekadesh hashabos after vayechulu.

3.We do not say Avinu malkeinu According to Ashkenazi customs since we dont ask for personal requests on Shabbos. However by Neeilah we do say it.

4. We dont say the yud gimmel middos by krias hatorah. (various minhagim on this)

5. If one must eat- Children, or someone sick, according to most poskim we do not recite kiddush before eating.

The Talmud states, "If only Israel would keep two [consecutive] Shabbosim, they would be immediately redeemed"
.(Shabbat 118b) The book Noam Megadim (parashat Emor), from Rabbi Eliezer Ish Horowitz, a disciple of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, offers a compelling interpretation of the passage in the Talmud; that the two Shabbats refer to two Shabbats which comes together. That can only be when Yom Kippur falls out on Shabbos. Therefore the possibility for immediate redemption of our people is at hand. We only need to observe them, putting ourselves into the service of the day with a full heart and keep from becoming distracted.
Actually the possibility for speedy redemption is inherent in every Yom Kippur. The holy Zohar (parashat Noach) states that even if the people in only one synagogue did complete teshuva on Yom Kippur, then all of the Jewish People would be immediately redeemed! This is all the more so on this special year, when the two ultimate Shabbats come together at the same time. Indeed a special opportunity!!


  1. There are shules and yeshivot that say the 13 midot specifically when Y"K falls out on Shabbat.

  2. In Eretz Israel the 13 midot are said.

    1. Rav Moshe Feinstein is of the opinion that you do not say the yud gimmel middos.